2016 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament

The 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament was the 58th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA Division I men's collegiate soccer. The first, second and quarterfinal rounds were held at college campus sites across the United States during November and December 2016, with host sites determined by seeding and record; the four-team College Cup finals was played at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas on December 9 and 11, 2016. The Stanford Cardinal defended their 2015 title. Stanford played the North Carolina Tar Heels to a scoreless draw in the semifinals before winning a penalty shootout, 10–9, to advance to the Championship game; the Cardinal also tied the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 0–0, in the final before claiming the back-to-back title with another penalty shootout victory, 5–4. Stanford tied the NCAA record for the Lowest Goals-Against Average in the Tournament of 0.00 by becoming the fourth team to not allow their opponents to score a goal in the tournament.

The other three co-record-holders are the 1976 San Francisco Dons, the 1995 Wisconsin Badgers, the 2009 Akron Zips. All Division I men's soccer programs except for Grand Canyon, Incarnate Word, UMass Lowell will be eligible to qualify for the tournament; those three programs are ineligible because they are in transition from Division II to Division I. The tournament field remains fixed at 48 teams. Of the 24 schools that had won the championship, 13 qualified for this year's tournament; as in previous editions of the NCAA Division I Tournament, the tournament features 48 participants out of a possible field of 203 teams. Of the 48 berths, 24 are allocated to the 21 conference tournament champions and to the regular season winners of the Ivy League, Pac-12 Conference, West Coast Conference, which do not have tournaments; the remaining 24 berths are supposed to be determined through an at-large process based upon the Ratings Percentage Index of teams that did not automatically qualify. The NCAA Selection Committee names the top sixteen seeds for the tournament, with those teams receiving an automatic bye into the second round of the tournament.

The remaining 32 teams play in a single-elimination match in the first round of the tournament for the right to play a seeded team in the second round. 4 goals 3 goals 2 goals 1 goal Own goals NCAA Men's Soccer Championships NCAA Women's Soccer Championships

Merryl Tisch

Merryl H. Tisch is the former Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents and wife of James S. Tisch, the heir to the Loews Corporation. In November 2015, she stepped down from her role after nearly 20 years on the board. Tisch was born Merryl Hiat to Rabbi Philip Hiat. Meryl's sister, Susan Hiat, was married to Andrew Tisch, she received a B. A. from Barnard College, an M. A. from New York University and an Ed. D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. She taught first graders at the Ramaz School in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and at the B’nai Jeshurun School from 1977 to 1984. Tisch has served in various civic service positions, including at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the UJA-Federation of New York, the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Citizens Budget Commission. Tisch is the chairperson of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. Tisch is on the Board of the Dalton School on the Upper East Barnard College.

Tisch was appointed to the New York State Board of Regents on April 1 of 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. The Board elected her Vice Chancellor effective April 1, 2007 and Chancellor effective April 1, 2009, re-elected to a three-year term effective April 1, 2010, she said that budget restraints left the Board in May 2011 with no choice other than to cancel January Regents tests. At the end of May 2011, principals affiliated with the New Visions for Public Schools signed a letter of complaint directed to Tisch and the Board, arguing that the elimination of the tests would lead to a higher dropout rate and would cost the state money, she has criticized Pearson PLC, the education text and test publisher questioning its ability to handle its growing workload. “Obviously, the public is starting to question, I think aggressively with us whether or not they’re able to manage all of the things they’ve taken on.” Following a protest rally at Albany by the New York State United Teachers, she acknowledged that New York State would hold off on a plan to raise the percentage by which test scores would count in a teacher's evaluation from 20 percent to 25 percent.

A provision in the state’s evaluation law, passed in 2010, allows for the increase if officials adopt a more complex “value-added” model to measure student growth. She faced organized opposition when she returned on May 21, 2013 to her alma mater, Teachers College, for an award. Education professor and activist Diane Ravitch dubbed her “the Doyenne of high-stakes testing. Tisch was a supporter of former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani. In April 2013, Tisch announced that she would become chairwoman of the campaign of former New York City comptroller Democrat Bill Thompson. Among her activities in the Thompson campaign, she hosted the June 12 Women for Thompson event, at which major attendees were Randi Weingarten, Hazel Dukes and Kauturia D'Amato, wife of former Republican U. S. Senator Alphonse D'Amato; the New York Post criticized her concurrent work in the Board of Regents and her leading role in the Thompson campaign as “moonlighting.”Tisch's husband James is an active supporter of Joe Lhota, the Republican front-runner in the 2013 New York City mayoral race.

Tisch is married to the heir to the Loews Corporation. They have three children: Jessica Sarah Tisch - earned law and business degrees from Harvard University in three years and works in the counterterrorism bureau of the New York City Police Department. In 2006, she married Daniel Zachary Levine in a ceremony officiated by her maternal grandfather, Rabbi Philip Hiat, at the Central Synagogue in Manhattan. Benjamin Jacob Tisch - worked for the hedge fund Fortress Investment and as a portfolio manager in the investment department of the Loews Corporation. In 2011, he married Daniela Weber in a ceremony officiated by Hiat, at the Central Synagogue in Manhattan. Samuel Aaron Tisch works for Citigroup and in 2013, he married Eliana Bavli in a ceremony presided over by Hiat, at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan